If they haven't offered me $$$ by now its safe to assume they never will, right?
I'm in StL right now...visited campus and talked to the dean of admissions today. A meeting of the scholarship committee was set for this afternoon, so you may hear something soon. It looks like the big bucks may have been doled out, though..
Tell us your impressions about the schools please
I was quite impressed. The campus is gorgeous, though there is a bit of construction going on (not always a bad thing). One thing I really liked about the buildings is that they all seemed to follow the same architectural style, so you don't have a bunch of buildings you can look at and date by decade (i.e. ND, which is stll quite pretty). The law school is housed in a great building as well.
The admissions staff was amazingly friendly and eager to answer all my questions. I sat in on a crim law class, which was great because I realized that A) I would find law school interesting and B) the socratic method was not so scary. I took a tour with a 3L who, not surprisingly, had a lot of great things to say about the school. The students and profs I met were incredibly gracious and had wonderful things to say about the school. It really seems like the school is going nowhere but up. I left with a great feeling about it. I would say that if money were not an object, I would have handed them a deposit check. As such, it's my top choice, but also my most expensive.